Dr. Joseph J. Ferretti, George Lynn Cross research professor
and chairman of the department of microbiology and immunology at
the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma
City, has been named interim vice president for research.
The position was created to facilitate the growth of the
research. The vice president will develop a comprehensive,
innovative, nationally recognized research program and will help
guide the organization of the university's planned biomedical
research facility and the establishment of a Biomedical Research
Park. The vice president will also be responsible for providing
leadership for research administration functions, such as
sponsored programs administration, the Institutional Review
Board, the Research Council and the management information
system. . .
Dr. Douglas Voth, professor of medicine, has been appointed
executive dean of the College of Medicine at the University of
Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Voth's term will run from Nov.
11, 1992 to Nov. 11, 1995. Voth has served as interim executive
dean of the College of Medicine since Aug. 1. . .
Midwest City Regional Hospital has been added to the Prudential
Insurance Co. of America network, one of the largest insurance
carriers in the state. . .
Dr. C.M. Whipple, professor of psychology and personal service at
the University of Central Oklahoma, has received the
Distinguished Contribution to the Profession of Psychology Award
at the Regional Psychological Conference in Dallas. A psychology
professor at UCO since 1969, Whipple has earned six college
degrees, which include three doctorates in psychology, theology
and literature. . .
Marcia Morris, assistant provost for academic affairs at the
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, has been named the
medical campus' first associate vice president for health
sciences. Morris will serve as the administrative liaison with
the various departments within the OU Health Sciences Center, as
well as for administrative offices on the Norman and Tulsa
campuses. . .
Robert "Rob" Rawlings has been elected chair for the next two
years for the National Association of State Mental Health
Programs Directors. The election was made at the Annual
Conference for Representatives of State Mental Health Programs
for the Aged in Colonial Williamsburg, Va. Rawlings is with the
Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services in
Oklahoma City. . .
The College of Nursing's master's program at the University of
Oklahoma Health Sciences Center has established a family
nurse-practitioner track. Nurses with bachelor's degrees
interested in working toward their nurse practitioner master's
degree are being sought for this program.
The program is funded by a nearly $1 million federal grant
from the Department of Health and Human Services. …